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Joanna Mueller is a lifelong gamer who used to insist on having the Super Mario Bros manual read to her as a bedtime story. Now she's reading Minecraft books to her own kiddo while finally making use of her degree to write about games.

Circular Flow Overestimated Hula Hoop Hoopla

Apparently, somewhere in the world exists a unique subculture of Hula Hoop fanatics just waiting for their hobby to go mainstream. These “Hoopers” are...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Harold Halibut

Technology has come a long way, to the point that graphics that would have been impossible to fathom 10 years ago are now the...
Five Nights At Freddy’s

Fans Continue To Question Five Nights At Freddy’s 6 Cancellation

Last week, Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon confirmed that he had been working on the next game in the series, before promptly...

The Disappointment of Jaws of Extinction’s Kickstarter Failure

Crowdfunding is rife with zombie survival games. Yet, zombie aficionados are still holding out hope for one that ticks all the right boxes. Sure...

You Want Phantom Halls, Even if You Didn’t Realize It

Now that we’re about a week into Steam’s Summer Sale and you’ve picked up all your must have deals, you’ve finally got time to...

Unto The End: The Complexities Of Appearing Simple

The game industry can feel a little obsessive in it’s race to make every game bigger and better than anything that has come before...

TumbleSeed Devs Dial Back Difficulty Amid Critical Reception

There are few experience more painful than to spend years working on a project only to have it poorly received. When publisher, aeiowu released...

History Offers Glimpse of Horror In The Town Of Light

Psychological horror reaches deeper into our primal fear reactions. Rather than overt jumpscares and spooks our terror is born from attempting to understand the...
Tsioque

Tsioque Adds a Good Dog And Needs To Come Out Soon

It’s been a while since developer OhNoo Studio has reached out to touch base with their Kickstarter backers. With the Steam page for their...

Space Odyssey Is Drawing Kickstarter Backers Into An Endless Development Void

Science sure is swell, isn’t it? It makes up the very fabric of our existence and yet it has never enjoyed the level of...

Making Activism Sexy With Animalia Vengeance

Developer agendas have become the activist's Rorschach test in video games. Some people claim to see them spelled out clearly while others only see...

Ealdorlight Procedurally Unlocks Player’s Potential As Their Story Unfolds

Veteran crowdfunding developer, Chris Parsons has returned to Kickstarter with a follow up to his relationship-focused space game, Sol Trader. In Ealdorlight, players engage...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: LUCAH

A game’s atmosphere is a big part of selling players on the story. A horror game set in a bright, beautiful location probably won't...

Can Pathfinder: Kingmaker Break From Pathfinder’s Troubled Kickstarter Past?

Up until 2007, The Paizo Publishing company made a name for themselves publishing Dungeons and Dragons magazines. When Wizards of the Coast chose not...

The Underground King Sends Steam Greenlight Out With A Bang

With only 15 minutes until Valve closed submissions to Steam Greenlight, Developers, Alex Nechita and Alex Nae, introduced The Underground King to the world....

Shots Fired: TinyBuild Calls Out Buka Entertainment Over Shady Dealings

Tinybuild Games CEO, Alex Nichiporchik has come forward with some damning accusations against Russian game publisher, Buka Entertainment. Accusations which he claims have lead...